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"Unbearably hot by days and unbearably cold by night, the Grand Senora Desert is the kind of place that can switch from a wonder of natural beauty to a post-apocalyptic hellhole very quickly."
―GTA V digital manual

The Grand Senora Desert is a desert located in Blaine County, San Andreas. The town of Sandy Shores is located in this desert. It is bordered by the Great Chaparral in the south and the Alamo Sea in the north.

The Desert has a few noticeable locations, such as the Grand Senora National Park, Sandy Shores and the Alamo Sea. The wildlife consists of coyotes and a few bird species such as hawks.


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A storm in the desert.

The area has an arid or desert climate, with hot temperatures during most of the year. Weather tends to be very sunny at times, and visual heatwaves are shown occasionally. Sandstorms occur often, while rain and thunderstorms rarely occur, but when they do, the weather becomes rough and extreme.

Rain is scripted to happen in the mission Friends Reunited, in which Trevor Philips travels to Stab City to destroy a number of trailers that are owned by The Lost MC.

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The misspelled hiking path sign.

  • The name "Grand Señora" means "Big Lady" in Spanish, referring to the dimension of the desert. Its name is most likely a reference to the Sonoran Desert. It could also be based on the Palm Desert, which is in closer proximity to the Salton Sea.
  • Despite being named as "Grand Senora", the desert area is not that large, only being arid lands around Sandy Shores.
  • In the beta of Grand Theft Auto V, the Grand Senora Desert was much bigger.
  • There are signs on hiking paths with the name of the desert incorrectly spelt, "SENOEA DESERT". This was likely a typo as "R" is next to "E" on a keyboard.
  • The Grand Senora Desert could be based on the higher Mojave Desert areas in San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County since it has a high concentration of Joshua Trees.
  • There is an oil field at the western end of the desert that resembles Octane Springs in Bone County.

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